As further proof that California is nuts and really, really hates small business, CBS Sacramento has an article reporting that “Barbershop Workers Quit After California Supreme Court Ruling.”
“You cannot classify a person as an independent contractor if they offer the same service that is the primary business of the business.
“So basically a barber can no longer work in a barbershop as an independent contractor, where they set their own hours and pay. Instead, they’ll now have to become employees of the business on an official payroll.”
That’ll teach those evil business owners not to exploit people by calling them independent contractors when they…set their own hours and pay?! All because they—horrors!—offer the same service. Barbers together in a barber shop? EVIL! But if a tire company lets a barber set up shop in the waiting room, it’s totes OK. Never mind that barbers work together and rent space from the owner because it’s a tried and true method of increasing business and allows for barbers to cover for each other. Never mind that barbers are the essence of the sole proprietor and generally cannot afford to hire other people and pay for the costs of payroll, tax collection, etc.
Some employee somewhere has been deliberately miscategorized to save some company somewhere some money. Therefore, ALL must be made to suffer.
What a surprise that all of the barbers in one particular barber shop quit overnight.
Which brings me to the point of my post: All of you Californians fleeing for more hospitable economic climes who want to own a shanty for less than a million dollars and be able to open your own business without having every reasonable avenue for doing so shut down for your “protection?” Leave California political leanings in California. They aren’t working there, and they won’t work here.
For more details on how this will impact California independent contractors:
California Supreme Court Reclassifies Your Independent Contractors (8/13/18)
CA Supreme Court Turns Independent Contractor Analysis on its Head (5/1/18)
The Dynamex Decision: The California Supreme Court Restricts Use of Independent Contractors (5/1/18)
Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court (4/30/18)